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Forum: Suspension December 5th 2017, 21:25
Replies: 25
Views: 5,819
Posted By piledriver
I ended up welding proper kevlar-lined Heim ends...

I ended up welding proper kevlar-lined Heim ends on the Bilstein SGs, as the supplied screw on units were junk.
I also shortened them an inch and repurposed some KYBs into external reservoirs,...
Forum: Suspension June 4th 2016, 02:37
Replies: 48
Views: 7,854
Posted By piledriver
Hate to bump an ancient thread, but there needs...

Hate to bump an ancient thread, but there needs to be some clarification from the 935 specs and how those might translate to a beetle or 944T rear suspension.

If the shock/spring motion ratios...
Forum: Project Builds May 8th 2016, 02:34
Replies: 397
Views: 48,103
Posted By piledriver
Another option posted that came up when I was...

Another option posted that came up when I was looking at taking the sawzall/welder at it similarly was that Marco Mansi sells T1-inner mount eccentric bolts.
His website seems to be down at the...
Forum: Project Builds May 6th 2016, 22:27
Replies: 397
Views: 48,103
Posted By piledriver
I almost went there awhile back, and may still. ...

I almost went there awhile back, and may still.

Might as well install some real height adjusters in the torsion while at it >;-)

Here was my inspiration for adjustable inner pivots...
Forum: Suspension February 15th 2016, 02:21
Replies: 25
Views: 5,819
Posted By piledriver
Resurrecting an old thread, I recently stumbled...

Resurrecting an old thread, I recently stumbled upon Bilstein SG series shocks... Coil over ready.

They come in 3 stroke lengths, take 1 7/8" ID springs, have a 36mm body (Same as Monroe OD but...
Forum: Engines June 23rd 2011, 09:22
Replies: 149
Views: 26,575
Posted By piledriver
Corvair or Reichert-style horizontal fan setups...

Corvair or Reichert-style horizontal fan setups are perfectly possible on T1 etc, Chris' 914 setup has the alternator THERE as the SCCA rules require it to be in the stock 914 location.
(same SCCA...
Forum: Transmissions June 24th 2009, 09:31
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By piledriver
Humble said: "...The other option with the 091...

Humble said:
"...The other option with the 091 tranny is to trim 1/2" off the input shaft and bevel it down again. Then switch to a 002 bell housing to use a type 1 or early bus starter. The motor...
Forum: Transmissions June 24th 2009, 09:30
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By piledriver
Humble said: "...The other option with the 091...

Humble said:
"...The other option with the 091 tranny is to trim 1/2" off the input shaft and bevel it down again. Then switch to a 002 bell housing to use a type 1 or early bus starter. The motor...
Forum: Transmissions June 23rd 2009, 10:21
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By piledriver
You can put an 091 or a 002 box in a T1 in a...

You can put an 091 or a 002 box in a T1 in a weekend fairly easily, but you have to be good at fabrication.
(Using the stock shift linkage/location)

It has been done many times by many people.
...
Forum: Brakes September 11th 2008, 14:27
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By piledriver
Locating links w/spherical ends and using a...

Locating links w/spherical ends and using a "normal" sway bar sounds better, and shouldn't be too hard to pull off.

Might even be able to improve the geometry at the same time,

Slightly off...
Forum: Brakes September 11th 2008, 03:23
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By piledriver
Interesting article/pics. ...

Interesting article/pics.
http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0508_sccp_making_it_stick_part_3/index.html

Particularly the monoball installed on the Sentra LCA...

Checked out Coleman Racing...
Forum: Engines September 9th 2008, 09:11
Replies: 26
Views: 1,713
Posted By piledriver
Beautiful build!!! (Apologies in advance as...

Beautiful build!!!

(Apologies in advance as you probably know this, but mentioning it just in case)

...a word of warning about the dist drive issue you had...

You really need to VERY...
Forum: Brakes September 8th 2008, 15:28
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By piledriver
Still have the overall dimensions for that...

Still have the overall dimensions for that fabricated arm?
I'm chafing to get on this.

The high angle ball joints I have seem have a very short service life.

I went up and looked again at the...
Forum: Brakes September 6th 2008, 11:36
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By piledriver
Anyone have the OD for the stock 1303 ball joint...

Anyone have the OD for the stock 1303 ball joint handy?
(and perhaps the length of the late arm)

The ~1980 version of the Omni BJ looks close... As does a Chrysler minivan.
Same style as the...
Forum: Brakes September 5th 2008, 19:53
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By piledriver
Hate to ressurect a long dead thread, but I'm...

Hate to ressurect a long dead thread, but I'm just getting into the upgrade fresh after stumbling onto a dead early 944...

The Omni was just a literally slightly scaled up copy of a VW Golf, so I...
Forum: Suspension September 5th 2008, 01:53
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By piledriver
More than just out of curiosity, are Mk1 Golf...

More than just out of curiosity, are Mk1 Golf struts compatible with the early 944 spindles etc? (and is the converse true? I could also go for reasonably priced Mk1 Golf lowering struts, I'm pretty...
Forum: Engines June 22nd 2005, 18:33
Replies: 149
Views: 26,575
Posted By piledriver
I have considered making a small plenum and using...

I have considered making a small plenum and using perforated metal plates for the same purpose on each side of a cali setup.

This reduces the velocity, increases the turbulence, forces more air to...
Forum: Off Topic March 4th 2004, 19:22
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By piledriver
Shoptalk seems dead again...

Anyone have any news on the latest status of the Shoptalk forums?

Was down last night, still seems dead today. (Mar 3-4 2004)
Forum: Body April 24th 2003, 19:04
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By piledriver
914 dash panel, or just a good source in Dallas?

Hey, Joe, I'm looking to replace the distorted, shrunken vinyl on my 914 dash (the flat part) with a hunk or so of CF.
As it is like a 3"x4 ft flat steel piece in several small sections, I figure I...
Forum: Suspension November 30th 2002, 12:04
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By piledriver
Put them side by side... Look at them from all...

Put them side by side...
Look at them from all angles...

If memory serves me, they are identical.

Let us know if they aren't!

Good luck.
Forum: Suspension November 11th 2002, 18:17
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By piledriver
I have a front strut tower brace, it is "not...

I have a front strut tower brace, it is "not chrome", heavy duty, and totally adjustable.

You sould also pull a house with it if you were so inclined..

It is made fron 3/16 mild steel for the...
Forum: Suspension November 4th 2002, 00:08
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By piledriver
I've been looking myself. Google is our freind!...

I've been looking myself.
Google is our freind!

http://www.dune-buggy.com/webs/Off-Road_Buggies/todd_kirkwood/disc_brakes.html
Forum: Suspension September 19th 2002, 23:14
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By piledriver
Doesn't anyone make an adjustable inner setup for...

Doesn't anyone make an adjustable inner setup for the 924/944?

Seems like one or two folks might race those, and like some adjustment...
Forum: Engines August 21st 2002, 19:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By piledriver
Expect to spend $3K(us) at LEAST. Do NOT...

Expect to spend $3K(us) at LEAST.

Do NOT cheap out without a darn good reason-- saving $100 may cost you $3000+ later.

I'm not sure you could build a T1 to last as long, at a similar...
Forum: Engines August 21st 2002, 00:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By piledriver
" The 911 exhaust port conversions look pretty...

" The 911 exhaust port conversions look pretty good "
EMW doesn't really advertise much they do or sell apparently, are you talking `bout the same place, and do you have any more info on the port...
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